Genealogy Classes

Genealogy ClassesAnnouncing new classes via Zoom!

Ancestry Research & Family Trees
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ancestry Library Edition has many wonderful search tools.  Instruction will include short cuts and search tips. You will learn how to print, save, and store your records. There are many family trees on Ancestry.  Learn how to create your own tree.  

If you are researching patriots for a lineage organization, instruction will include information on how to verify this information, find additional ancestors, update your family records, and find the documents to support these record required by organizations such as the Daughters of the American Revolution and Colonial Dames.  By completing your family tree back to the 1770’s, you establish a base that allows you to go "over the pond" to your ancestors in the 1700 and 1600 hundreds.  

Click here to sign up. THE INSTRUCTOR WILL SEND YOU A ZOOM LINK THE DAY BEFORE CLASS.

Ancestry For Beginners
Thursday, June 18, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

No Experience Required!  Instruction will include search tips and how to print and save your documents.  If you have thought about researching your ancestors, this class is for you.  The Ancestry Library Edition database has international records and is free.

Returning users to Ancestry will appreciate this refresher course.  The free Ancestry Library Edition database changes daily.  Thousands of databases have been added in the last few months, the tool bars have changed, and DNA trees has been added. 

Click here to sign up. THE INSTRUCTOR WILL SEND YOU A ZOOM LINK THE DAY BEFORE CLASS.

Family Tree Maker Database
Tuesday, June 23, 2020  
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

The Family Tree Maker Database, once owned by Ancestry, is a "stand alone" program which you must purchase.  It syncs family trees on Ancestry to your computer and allows you to save pictures, records, and documents from Ancestry to your computer.  Trees created on Ancestry and records attached are not available after you stop your personal subscriptions. If you own this program, you will learn about the new upgrades, printing, and saving records.  

Bring your family documents and computer.  If you have not upgraded to the 2019 version, it would be best to do so before class. If you do not own the program, learn more about it from the instructor before considering a purchase.

Click here to sign up. THE INSTRUCTOR WILL SEND YOU A ZOOM LINK THE DAY BEFORE CLASS.

DNA Primer
Thursday, June 25, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM   

There are three main DNA test sights which genealogist use:  Family Tree, Ancestry, and 23 & Me.  Instruction will include a comparison of all three sites and the basics for understanding DNA testing.  

Click here to sign up. THE INSTRUCTOR WILL SEND YOU A ZOOM LINK THE DAY BEFORE CLASS.                

What You’ll Learn

In the Genealogy Classes you can learn about the following topics:

  • Find and use census information.
  • Find and use library databases including ancestry international, world vitals records, proquest and historical maps.
  • Find the best sites for historical newspapers and books.
  • Save, organize and print from these sites.

Resources

We also have resources online and in our collection to help you put together the pieces of your family’s past.

Staff Picks

  • Historic Map Works is an extensive digital map collection, with more than 400,000 high-resolution, full-color historic maps.
  • Proquest Historical Newspapers are historical newspapers that provide genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
  • U.S. History in Context covers themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present.